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Ms. Joe Manton

Access Institute Director

Qualified Trainer and Assessor, Accredited Member and Industry Expert Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia

Joe has undertaken access studies overseas and is an Accredited Access Consultant and Fellow of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). She was inaugural Convenor of the Victorian Access Consultants Network (VACN), past Vice President of ACAA, a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) and an affiliate member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors. Joe is a highly regarded industry expert and has been recognised for her work. She is also a Fellow of Leadership Victoria and a selected participant in the prestigious inaugural program.

Joe has undertaken many hundreds of access audits as well as the development of many Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plans and other access research and improvement projects. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and qualified access professionals and trainers who have extensive skills gained from both professional and personal experience in addressing a wide range of access issues.


Grad Dip Welfare Admin, Diploma Access Consulting, Cert IV TAE, LHA Registered Assessor

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Michael Wheeler

Access Consultant, Trainer and Assessor

Qualified and Accredited Access Consultant, Trainer and Assessor

Michael is a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience working in marginalised communities. He is a qualified trainer and assessor and has consulted on a variety of teaching mediums for use in training programs relating to access. He also has extensive experience in both development and assessment of a wide range of training programs in the access industry.

Michael is a member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), an Accredited Member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) and Secretary of the ACAA Victorian Network.


BA, Dip Ed, Cert IV TAE, Diploma of Access Consulting

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Lucas Wheeler

Access Consultant and Trainer

Qualified and Accredited Access Consultant and Trainer

Lucas is part of the access auditing and training team. He has been involved in a range of access initiatives and presents as part of the training and professional development team. His high level technical communication skills and creativity support development of a range of training mediums. Lucas manages a variety of access projects and works closely with clients to meet their access needs.

He is the lead trainer for the LHA Design Guideline Assessor courses. He has completed a Bachelor of Business and is an Accredited Member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA).


Bach of Business, Cert IV TAE, Diploma of Access Consulting, LHA Registered Assessor

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Kellie Millar

Access Consultant and Trainer

Qualified and Accredited Access Consultant and Trainer

Kellie has extensive experience both in Australia and the United Kingdom that provides the basis for a comprehensive and detailed audit of access barriers and recommendations to remove these. Kellie’s understanding of technical access issues including relevant Standards and regulations provides the basis for high quality training as well as access audits and advice.

Her knowledge of technical access issues is second to none. She is an Accredited Member and past Treasurer of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA). Kellie is the Convenor of the (ACAA) Victorian Network.


Cert IV TAE, Certificate IV in Access Consulting, LHA Registered Assessor

Guest Presenters

Guest presenters in the Access Institute team include a range of access professionals such as architects, building surveyors, town planners and trainers with disabilities, as well as other professionals with extensive knowledge and skills.

These presenters participate in sessions to provide specific information and perspectives based on their extensive experience to support a wide variety of educational and informative programs.


‘The course was a great mix of theory and practical. Having two course facilitators provided great balance and continued interest. I would recommend this course to all Council staff across all departments.’ — Ben Dowler, City of Sydney